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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 30
Year of Death: 2001

Michael Francis Lynch

Michael Francis Lynch‚ 33‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 4. Lynch was posthumously promoted to lieutenant. Six-feet-five and weighing 230 pounds‚ Lynch loved to play toy dinosaurs with his older son. Lynch was the youngest in a family of eight children.

My husband took me to Emmitsburg and I’ll never forget how moving it was.

Memorial Posts


Memorial Wall

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  1. I participated in a stair climb in Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI on 09/12/2015 in honor of Michael Fracis Lynch. I wore his badge during the climb that mirrored the number of steps to reach the top of the fallen World Trade Centers. Thank you Michael for your service and heroism during the events of 9/11. I will never forget!

    – Mike Ziemke
  2. Today I carried the picture of Michael F. Lynch up 110 flights of stairs at the Columbus OH stair climb in the Chase building. I was honored to have his picture with me and to thank him repeatedly for his service and his bravery on that horrific day 15 hrs ago. I will never forget his actions or his face for the rest of my life. Thank you simply isn’t enough

    – Julie Silver
  3. 9/10/16 I climbed the steps of Lambeau Field wearing the badge of Michael Francis Lynch. I wore it with pride. Each step I took I believe he was there helping me get to the end. Bless him for his sacrifice and God Bless his family. I am guessing he wasn’t a Packer fan, but this Packer fan is a fan of his. Always in my heart.

    – Sally Wallschlaeger
  4. I participated in a Memorial Stair Climb on 9/10/2020 at the King George YMCA in honor of Michael Francis Lynch. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten! I felt like you were there encouraging me the whole time!

    – Melissa Jeziorski
  5. On the 20th anniversary of 9-11, I’m participating in a memorial stair climb at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana. I’m climbing in honor of Michael and the ultimate sacrifice he made. I hope each time someone posts here, his family knows he is not forgotten.

    – Lea
  6. Today I climbed the exhausting 110 flights of stairs while honoring Michael F. Lynch proudly pictured on my gear. This 9/11 climb marks the 20th anniversary and I climbed in Columbus, Ohio. Thank you Michael for your service and I hope all of Michaels family members are doing well and I will be praying for them, including his children.

    – Tanner Hanuscin
  7. Today in Bishop CA, our volunteer fire department is honoring fallen fire fighters of 911- I was given a badge with Michaels name and picture. I am proud to be climbing 104 flights of stairs for him and all who gave the ultimate sacrifice that tragic day. Blessings to Michaels family ❤️ ❤️

    – Kristin Carr
  8. Mike rescued 3 souls, he told Timmy “I got it.” He is one of God’s angels sent to earth to save people. I’ve just said a prayer for him. February 11, 2023.

    – Shaun Lowndes